Most Endangered Places

Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas. Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a list of Most Endangered Places, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of our Most Endangered Places program. Throughout the years, the Washington Trust’s basic commitment to advocate for preservation of historic and cultural resources has been unwavering – we remain your “Voice for Preservation in Washington State.” Our Most Endangered list perhaps best exemplifies this commitment.

2017 Most Endangered Places

Know an endangered place? We accept nominations year round. All nominators are strongly encouraged to contact the Washington Trust office prior to submitting a nomination to discuss the program requirements, nomination criteria, and over-arching goals for the threatened resource.

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Hastings Buildings

McReavy House

Moran School Administration Building

Rookery, Mohawk, and Merton Buildings

Fowler House

Lincoln School

Camp Yeomalt WPA Log Cabin

Surrey Downs

Parlor Car #1799

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Dvorak Barn

St. Nicholas Church

National Guard of Washington Armory

Colville Indian Agency

Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters

Teapot Dome Gas Station

Trueblood House

Longfellow School

Anderson-Baum Cabin

Battelle/Talaris Campus

Digester Building

Thayer Barn

Ellensburg Depot

Bettinger House

Red Brick Road (Ronald Place North)

LaFramboise Farmstead

Washington Hall

Skykomish Hotel

Enchanted Valley Chalet

McMillin Bridge

Snohomish County Courthouse

Camp Waskowitz

Sand Point Naval Station

Alki Homestead Restaurant

Scout House

Fort Steilacoom

Roslyn Old City Hall and Library

Point Hudson

South Harbor Park Stack

Jensen-Byrd Building

Old Granary Building

Old City Hall

First Hill Apartments

First United Methodist Church

Jefferson County Courthouse and Tower

Oysterville Historic District

Murray and Rosa Morgan House

Donovan District

Five Mile Schoolhouse

Bush House

Washington’s Historic Barns

LaCrosse Rock Houses and Station

BNSF Depot

Quad 7 Hangar, Boeing Field

Providence Heights College

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company Power Plant

Elks Building

Libbey House

Shelton Gymnasium

Electric Building

Port Angeles Fire Station

Packard House

Downtown Mount Vernon

Howard S. Wright House

Murray Morgan Bridge

Hyer Farm

Curran House

Vashon Elementary Gym

McNeil Island

Downtown Sprague

National Historic District

Old Ritzville Highschool

Kelley Farm

Historical Commercial Fishing Net Sheds

Carmack House

Nuclear Reactor Building

Lone Star Cement Building

Cascade Workers’ Cottages

St. Edward’s Catholic Church

St. Ignatius Hospital

Post Hospital

Puyallup Fish Hatchery

Kapus Farmstead

Morgan Middle School

Dorsey Bulding

Puget Power Building

Preston-Shaffer Milling Company

Masonic Home of Washington

Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant

Green Mountain Lookout

B Reactor, Hanford Site

Old Woodinville School

Waldo General Hospital

William O. McKay Ford

First United Methodist Church

Robert Morris Earthwork

Old Tumwater Brewery

Enloe Dam Powerhouse

John A. Finch Boy Scout Lodge

Historic Buildings within Washington’s State Parks

Old Ellensburg Hospital

Trafton Elementary

Reard Freed Farmstead

Our Lady of the Assumption/St. Urban’s Church

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus

BF Tabbott House

Day Block

Haller House

Schooner Wawona

Northern State Hospital

Coke Oven Park

Collins Building

Reard Freed Farmhouse

P-I Globe

Fort Walla Walla/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

Mukai Farm and Garden

Valley Schoolhouse

Stephenson House

Beverly Railroad Bridge

Harborview Hall